This recipe is great for those times when you don’t want to fuss, but you still want a meal that tastes like you did. This recipe creates a tender, juicy pork roast with a bright, lively flavor. This roast is flavorful, but not spicy. If you’d like more heat, either increase the ancho chili powder, or swap it out for some chipotle powder.

Yields: about 28 oz of meat

Serves: 7

Serving size: 4 oz


  • 2 lb boneless center cut pork loin
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp. dried cilantro
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ancho chili powder
  • pinch salt
  • Water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° F.
  2. Place the pork into a small roasting pan, and set on the side.
  3. Place all the remaining ingredients, except for the water, in a small bowl. Mix well to combine.
  4. Use a spoon to spread the lime juice-spice mixture evenly over the top of the roast.
  5. Pour the water into a corner of the pan. The water should be about 1/2″ deep around the meat.
  6. Place the pan onto the center rack of the preheated oven, and cook for about 1 hour, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the roast reads 175° F.
  7. Remove the roast from the oven, and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  8. Serve hot or chilled.
1 Net Carb Per Serving
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